"I own a good number of hi-end mics, and I bought a couple of the MXLs as "location beater"-type mics, and I must say they surprised me! I did an outdoor recording in the woods with my portable ADAT rig, and except for the Nature ambience…"
"If you want to get your music on the radio or any other form of distribution you must register with ASCAP BMI or any of the other performing rights oranizations- these organizations track airplay to ensure artist's royalty compensation…"
"Hey C- another thing I forgot to tell you is that there are some excellent sources of info online for free! As welll as the online stuff, Tape Op, for my money the best recording rag out there is free! Sign up for a scrip at TapeOp.com, and also…"
"Hey C- You didn't say what your front end was, but in general when recording to PC you want a good quiet preamp or mixer (the Mackies and Behringers are excellent, as well as the ART Tube MP series..) and a couple of good quality…"
"I think this is common to mostDAW apps- Pro Tools is the same way, it's just something we have to work around.I am currently working with PT, Sonar ,Audacity and some other freeware stuff, and only because I have to. Give me my trusty 16 track…"
"You are definitely on the right track, I have several ART MPs and they compare well to my higher end tube pres. I own a studio and do have Pro Tools and Sonar, but I got turned onto Audacity and got it for the heck of it and the fact that alot of my…"
"In an Ideal world everything would be close to unity gain- If you have one element driving harder, unless doing it for a specific effect, your gain staging is a bit suspect.The preamp will be more forgiving as far as being overdriven you definitely…"
"Brother Hightower was on the money there- I'd also look at Stewart-Macdonald Luthier supplies for addition options...I've used pieces of balsawood or thin sheet metal for spacers under the nut. There is also a Hawaian adapter that can just…"
"I do not think there is such a thing as too much rehersal, unless you have bad habits that are creating muscular issues. We always want our robust callouses,and coordination is always an issue as well, but the one thing I would encourage is what I…"
"Excellent, thanks for the advice...I think I'll try open "D" first because some of the songs I want to learn first, like "Teach Your Children" by CSN are in "D". Now I just have to get out there and finsih my lap…"
"Hey Edward- I gave a bit more thought to your query- it does seem to me that the open D or E is going to be a good jumping- off point...E is nice for the rock and blues stuff, D is cool because it gives you some notes below the E (for instnce the…"
"Thansk so much for the quick reply! I think I'll go with the D or E tuning...at least to start! Any suggestions on a good book? I usually go by ear, but since this is so new to me a book could be a good thing. Thanks, Edard
P.S. here is the…"
Excellent, thanks for the advice...I think I'll try open "D" first because some of the songs I want to learn first, like "Teach Your Children" by CSN are in "D". Now I just have to get out there and finsih my lap steel!!! We are just now getting warmer weather here, so I will get outside soon and fire up those tools! Thanks again, Edward
Thansk so much for the quick reply! I think I'll go with the D or E tuning...at least to start! Any suggestions on a good book? I usually go by ear, but since this is so new to me a book could be a good thing. Thanks, Edard
P.S. here is the link to my website page that shows a picture (although it is unfinsihed) and a description of my lapsteel! Please feel free to sign the Guestbook if you've a mind to!
I am in the process of building a lap steel and I see you play one! When it is finsihed the hard part comes, I will have to learn to play it. I am a pretty accomplished guitar player, but the lapsteel is a different animal. I was wondering if you could suggest a tuning for me to start out in? I play Neil Young and Jackson Browne style "stuff." Any suggestions would be welcome!